Human Services

African Women Council, Inc.

  • Rockville, MD
  • www.africanwomen-usa.org

Mission Statement

African Women Council, Inc. (AWC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit humanitarian national and international organization whose mission is to empower women and children to improve their lives in Montgomery County, Maryland and in Africa through access to information, literacy, health education, civic participation and entrepreneurship.

Main Programs

  1. Civic Awareness & Participation
  2. Education Services
  3. Employment & Career Development
  4. Family Strengthening
  5. Health Awareness
  6. Immigration Services
  7. Social Services
  8. Entrepreneurship

service areas

Maryland

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ruling year

2004

chief executive

Ms. Kenge Malikidogo-Fludd

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co-chief executive

Mrs. Marie-Rose Sirikari

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Keywords

Maryland,

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EIN

02-0629652

Physical Address

12320 Parklawn Drive

Rockville, MD 20852

Also Known As

A.W.C.,Inc.

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

Women's Rights (R24)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Civic Awareness & Participation

To become a stronger community it is important to harness the power of the vote. We work to register all eligible African persons before elections and provide access to resources to create informed voters.
We also engage the community in how to interact with local community leaders.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other

Budget

Population Served

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Program 2

Education Services

When it comes to Education, no one is exempt from learning. We want every person in the African family to have access to education that will help them enjoy the best life. We seek to connect families with resources to assist with their Preschool children, to adult desires for advanced degrees or trade certifications.

Category

Partnerships in Education

Budget

Population Served

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Ethnic/Racial Minorities ?-- Other Specified Group

Blacks

Program 3

Employment & Career Development

The days of paper applications are far gone. Very few employers provide paper applications for potential employees. The majority of work applications are now located online. AWCs employment seminars guide you to major sites where employers and recruiters find quality workers for their businesses.
AWC provides essential information for resume building, and interview tips; as well as direct referrals for employment,

Category

Employment, General/Other

Budget

Population Served

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Blacks

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Program 4

Family Strengthening

The stresses and pressures faced by families in a new country can be infinite. The pressures faced by parents to provide for their families, while navigating a new geography, with the probability of a language barrier is unimaginable.

We have developed programs to work with new families to help everyone identify the common challenges that will be faced by the adults and the children. With these challenges identified AWC, Inc. will provide ways that they can be handled so families can enjoy the journey ahead.

Category

Family Preservation

Budget

Population Served

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Ethnic/Racial Minorities ?-- Other Specified Group

Blacks

Program 5

Health Awareness

Obtaining access to healthcare should be a top priority. When one is healthy physically and mentally, you can better focus on achieving goals. AWC provides communities with information on how to get healthcare, how to use the healthcare you have, and workshops on healthy living.

Category

Health Care, General/Other

Budget

Population Served

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Ethnic/Racial Minorities ?-- Other Specified Group

Blacks

Program 6

Immigration Services

There are many challenges that new families face when attempting to reunite with members still living in their Mother country. Allow us to help you navigate through the paperwork, fees with professionals directly from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

With direct contacts at the United States Customs and Immigration Services we are looking to save you time and money in reviewing and completing naturalization and citizenship applications that DO NOT REQUIRE you to spend hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars.

Category

Migration/Refugee Rights

Budget

Population Served

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Ethnic/Racial Minorities ?-- Other Specified Group

Blacks

Program 7

Social Services

AWC works to connect individuals in crisis and emergency situations with Social Services, while providing follow up to better understand the individual or families underlying needs.

Category

Human Services, General/Other

Budget

Population Served

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

Ethnic/Racial Minorities ?-- Other Specified Group

None

Program 8

Entrepreneurship

Individuals interested in starting their own businesses can reach out for assistance on how to get started, and attend business specific workshops.

Category

Community Development, General/Other

Budget

Population Served

Immigrants/Newcomers/Refugees

None

None

service areas

Maryland

Self-reported by organization

Social Media

@facebook.com/africanwomencouncil

@@awc_md

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African Women Council, Inc.

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Ms. Kenge Malikidogo-Fludd

co-chief executive

Mrs. Marie-Rose Sirikari

BIO

Kenge Malikidogo-Fludd brings a passion for culture and heritage along with a diverse background of work experience to African Women Council Inc. Kenge has worked for some of the country's most influential companies in their industries. Kenge earned a Bachelor's of Science in International Business from the University of Tampa's John Sykes College of Business.
Kenge started her career in the financial industry working for T. Rowe Price and later playing a pivotal roll at Governance leader BoardSource. She has combined these experiences in her leadership and community advocacy work with African Women's Council. She stays active in her community by volunteering at her son's elementary school, and local church.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Marie-Rose Sirikari

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